Monday, 21 November 2011

Book of the Week: The Crises of the Christ

by G. Campbell Morgan.

This volume is a series of studies on the person of Christ, written when the author was just forty years of age. Reading it many years later he said "I wouldn't change a word of it." You will gain more insight into the character and work of "the second Man", "the Lord out of heaven," through seven key events in Christ's life, His:

* Birth
* Baptism
* Temptation
* Transfiguration
* Crucifixion
* Resurrection
* Ascension

"These (crises) … contain the whole story of that work by which redemption has been wrought for the race. Each of them ushered in a new order of things in the work of Christ, crowning that of the past, and creating the force for that which was to come. All these lie between two facts, which must be considered. The first is that of the ruin of the race, which created the necessity for the work of the Christ. The second is that of the redemption of the race, which issues from the work of the Christ. A preliminary section of this volume will be devoted to the ruin which called for Christ, and a final section to the statement of that redemption which constitutes His answer to the call. Thus with reverence, and a deep sense of its transcendent wonder, let the great subject be approached." - from the introduction

Morgan's classic work on seven key events in the life of Christ: His birth, baptism, temptation, trasfiguration, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.

"Whenever you find a book by Morgan, buy it and study it." - Warren W. Wiersbe.

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